UPS names Asia-Pacific head Canavan new president of UPS Airlines
Almasalla- Arab Travel Portal News – United Parcel Service (UPS) Asia-Pacific president Brendan Canavan has been named UPS Airlines president, replacing Mitch Nichols, who was promoted to the newly created position of UPS SVP-transportation and engineering.
The change is effective immediately. Canavan, who has been based in Singapore for the past two years leading UPS’s Asia operations, will return to Louisville, the base of UPS Airlines, where he previously managed the delivery giant’s Worldport air hub from 2004-2007.
“Brendan’s proven track record in a range of key operational functions makes him ideally suited to lead UPS Airlines, which plays a critical role in our operations as well as growth strategy,” UPS chairman and CEO Scott Davis said in a statement. The change of leadership at UPS Airlines comes just days after Davis announced he will retire from his chief executive role effective Sept. 1, to be replaced as UPS CEO by COO David Abney.
Nichols became UPS Airlines president in 2011, replacing Robert Lekites, who retired after 13 years in the post. Nichols will relocate to UPS’s main headquarters in Atlanta. In his new post, “his responsibilities will include UPS Airlines, transportation, engineering and sustainability,” UPS said in a statement.
Canavan started working for UPS in 1981 as a part-time package loader while he was a student at Villanova University in Philadelphia.